Seeking new territory in which to walk with my dog Jessie, I opted for an area just a short drive from home - Cobbler Creek. It is quite hilly and offers great views down to the coast. The tracks/trails are shared by hikers and bikers, but on this particular day I only came upon one other person who also was out exercising his canine friend.
There are lots of Scotch Thistle (or Onopordum acanthium to those seeking a botanical name) in the area which, despite being declared a weed, I find have a unique beauty. When in flower, they display a vivid shade of purple (at least here in South Australia - it may be different in other regions of the world).
However, even when they've finished blooming they still provide an appealing sight.
.... below is the view towards Greenwith
across the windswept hillside
Thankfully the rain held off and, although a bit on the blustery side, it was an invigorating walk which I will doubtless embark upon again in the coming cooler months when one doesn't have to worry about the presence of snakes!
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